Friendship Quotes

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One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone De Beauvoir

Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
George Eliot

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority
Mencius

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
Euripides

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
Francis Crawford

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Kenneth Tynan

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Sydney Smith

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn't want to kill it.
Max Jacob

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Tocqueville

Friendship's said to be a plant of tedious growth, its root composed of tender fibres, nice in their taste, cautious in spreading.
Sir John Vanbrugh

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Brooks Adams

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Francis Bacon

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D Rockefeller

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

I don't know what the fuss is about. There are 7,000 girls [on her friendship with Mick Jagger]
Carla Bruni

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Aristotle

Friendship's an abstract of this noble flame,
'Tis love refin'd, and purged from all its dross,
'Tis next to angel's love, if not the same,
As strong in passion is, though not so gross.
Katherine Philips

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov

Every business is built on friendship.
J C Penney

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
Barbara Bush

Friendship is but a name. I love no one
Napoleon Bonaparte

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
Katherine Mansfield

I would like to express to all Londoners, to all of the British people, the solidarity, the compassion and the friendship of France and the French people. [on London terrorist attacks, 7th July 2005]
Jacques Chirac

I feel that I contributed well, but my strength and energy in that department is running out. I made, not friendships, never got anywhere like that, but you know I've formed slight bonds with people and they were lovely and gracious
Lesley Brain

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady.
Sir Thomas More



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